Date Chartered: 1/1/1973

Purpose

The Section on Property Law promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members and considers and makes recommendations on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to property interests.

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Housing Vulnerability and COVID

Property Law Series: Part 3 – Friday, April 30, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET

Discussion led by Andrea Boyack of Washburn University. The dramatic loss of income caused by pandemic-era layoffs in 2020 made it impossible for many people throughout the country to pay their monthly rent and mortgage obligations. Generally, failure to pay housing costs can lead to eviction (via foreclosure or lease termination), but local governments, states, and the federal government instituted various moratoria in order to decrease eviction and homelessness in the midst of the pandemic. The moratoria did keep people housed and likely saved lives. But they also imposed costs on other innocent parties and in some aspects increased systemic housing instability. Let’s chat about what happened and why and with what effect. And lets talk about what’s going to have to be figured out with respect to our housing system – in the short and long term.

Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Property Law Series: Part 2 – Friday, April 9, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET

Discussion led by Lee Fennell of the University of Chicago. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on March 22nd in this case involving the question of whether the uncompensated appropriation of an easement that is limited in time (giving union organizers access to agricultural employees at the worksite) effects a per se physical taking under the Fifth Amendment.

Incorporating Discussions of Race into the Property Curriculum

Property Law Series: Part 1 – Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET

Discussion led by Christine Klein of the University of Florida, Kenneth Mack of Harvard University, and Ezra Rosser of American University 

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Adaptive Zoning: Climate, COVID, & Racial Justice

Date: 8/10/2020
Presenters: Jonathan Rosenbloom, Sara Bronin, & Shelby Green
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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